Minglewood Blues, Sugaree-> El Paso, Friend Of The Devil, It's All Over Now, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Don't Ease Me In
Althea, CC Rider, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Iko Iko-> Morning Dew-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Alabama Getaway
- The aud was missing some sections of tuning/crowd, these have been patched from the sbd
- The sbd of "It's All Over Now", "Ship Of Fools", "Terrapin Station" and "Drums" all had splices/tape flips,
these have been patched from the aud
- "Alabama Getaway" from the aud source has been used in both tracks rather than try and sync it with the
source used for the sbd
SourceMatrix: 60% sbd/40% aud Recording Info: Discs 1 & 2: SBD -> Cassette Master -> ? -> Cool Edit Pro -> FLAC Disc 3: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD Encore: (FOB) Nakamichi 300/CP1 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD Transfer Info: WAV -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller and FOB AUD: 2x Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > Nakamichi 550 > Maxell XLII 90's, mics on stand FOB, taped by Tim Friend.
February 21, 2016 Subject:
5th of the 10 times they played the Blue Cross Arena, and 8th show of 15 in Rochester - to show how big this market was for the band - and the only upstate stop of the tour (they'd played Cornell and Glen Falls on the spring tour). I remember when this show was considered a hot-obscure-trade suggestion but available copies were poor AUD/High Gen, though hinting there was a good show in there. Then it got forgotten for awhile - at least, until DP21 released a (incorrectly-pitched) teaser in '01 - and I think that's due to lack of a decent SBD and most traders not hearing the Skankweed or Friend sources in Low Gen. Now, even better, there's a matrix and the show has been uncovered. Dick's 21 should have been this whole show. The first and last quarters are in the red like the Solstice Anchorage show a few months prior - one of the most consistent 1st sets of the early Brent era. The second set is not as remarkable overall but the end is crystal. The following two nights are also hot. I have yet to hear a bad '80 show and I luckily never saw a China>Rider>Sailor>Saint: I may have lost my marbs. Some are calling this one of the best shows of all time, and some are calling it "a stinker".
First Set. "Those Rochester Girls start looking good" on Minglewood with Bobby on slide, smoothly trading licks with Jer's snarling tones and Brent's sweeping flourishes. I love the figure Jer finds 6½-min into Sugaree. The 3rd solo has to be heard to be believed. The rhythm figure that follows would require great trust in your rhythm section - Billy boasts in his book about picking up lost beats and resetting the whole band. Here's an example where he wisely doesn't! Friend of the Devil is slow but the payoff is grand. Jer seemingly plays the entire fretboard for It's All Over Now. I know of no other China Cat>Rider that sounds exactly like this. Jer plays a sequence in between the notes, spitting 16th fills and singing Bobby's 'March winds'. There are tech plagues to an otherwise solid Sailor - albeit a little downtempo. Dough Knees is up there with 12/30/79 for early Brent Dough.
Second Set. Althea is sluggish (settle back easy, Jim) and the skankweed AUD is better than the matrix (the SBD needs -1% pitch and the AUD needs +1%). There are flubs but also a brilliant solo. Most of the rest is average (the SBD is slow on CC Rider and too fast on Ship - use the AUD until Estimated, then back to the matrix). Terrapin is the low point. Bobby tries a few chords of LiG to get out of Playin' (SBD needs -3%), but it goes to the back line. They stay on for Space, which has various steering hints of US Blues maybe; a slight, Egyptian-remnant jam that inspires them to turn the bland set around. Witness this sequence and know why you love this band. Iko has a horribly slow pace (even after you pitch correctly @ +2%), but settles in to a groovy groove: Iko Iko Un Dei! (clap clap). Dig it and it will fix yo chicken wiyo. Morning Dew sounds like a '73 compared to other early Brents. I know of no better 79-81 Dew. Listen to how Jer's adventurously snaking figures in Sugar Mag nudge Bobby into arpeggiated and slid-up rhythm attacks in between his singing and beyond. Alabama was better in this slot when Jer was warmed. Though he lyrically flubs he flings fire from frets and Brent's measures work.
1st Set: A 2nd Set: C+
Overall = 4 Stars
Minglewood Blues - Hot outta the gate
Sugaree - brilliant interplay with rhythm section
Friend of the Devil - builds to a payoff
China Cat>I Know You Rider - early show peak
Don't Ease Me In - ending the set short and tight
Morning Dew - possibly 80's best!
Sugar Magnolia - on full attack
Alabama Getaway - taking advantage of a warmed-up unit
SOURCES: Poor SBD, but the skankweed.26458 is a great AUD, and now there's a Sir Mick matrix. Though it uses the slightly lesser Friend AUD, it's still the best choice. The miller/tetzeli patch 2nd set is a mess of fast and slow pitches and muddy sound (all the SBDs are pitched wrongly and mixed poorly). Apparently Lemieux has more than was partially released on Dick's Picks Volume 21 (albeit at the wrong fricking speed - and it's far from being the only official release pitched incorrectly). Add 2% on playback to DP21. Hearing lesser sources seems to color the opinions of this show, judging by the comments. For the intrepid, a better combo is now available.
May 3, 2014 Subject:
Very Good Matrix
I have to agree with L. Rosely that the SBD is masking some of the starkness and sterility of usual SBDs. The board is softer than usual boards and the added reverb mixes more naturally with the AUD. I had to go back to the other AUD sources to see how much better an upgrade this MTX is compared to them. It's noticeably better - not dramatically better or different as many matrixes are but noticeably, and I like the subtly. Very happy with the change and thanks Sir-Mix-allot for the work. It's greatly appreciated!
I recently uploaded the Richie Stankiewicz AUD the other day and it is wonderful - though only the second set is up so far (hopefully he can find the 1st set from a friend). It's rare that I keep two versions of the same show. But in this case I think I'll make an exception. This has always been my favorite audience show.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Source: Matrix 70% sbd/30% aud; Soundboard source: SBD > Cassette Master > Reel > Dat (48k); Transfer Info: Dat (Sony R500) > Sound Devices 744T > Samplitude Professional v10.02 > Cool Edit Pro v2.0 > FLAC; All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller and Audience source: 2x Nakamichi CM300/CP1's > Sony TC-153SD > Maxell XLII's. Mics on stand, set up in center of upper balcony behind the stage, mics pointed at rear-facing P.A. Taped by Tim Friend.
Source: Two source matrix: 70% sbd/30% aud with a few level adjustments; sbd: Cassette Master (TDK SA-X100/Tascam Deck); transferred and master by Charlie Miller; Resampled an dithered with iZotope RX 6 Advanced; and aud: B&K 4011 110 degrees ORTF > Neumann BS 48i-2> Modified Sony TCD D-10 Pro Recorded by James Young & Clay Brennecke, transferred by Todd Evans and mastered by Jamie Waddell; matrix created with Adobe Audition 1.5 SIRMick